[Slice of Life Winter 2019] Like Barakamon? Watch This!

Barakamon is one of the best slice of life anime of all time. With great characters, a feel-good story, and tons of comedy, Barakamon stands out amongst a crowded anime genre. Today, we are going to be looking at some fantastic anime that you will enjoy if you loved Barakamon. Both anime will come from the winter 2019 season and share many of Barakamon's best elements.

Liked Barakamon? Watch Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue (My Roommate is a Cat)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2019 - March 2019

Subaru Mikazuki is an introverted novelist who rarely interacts with others. One day while visiting his parents' grave, Subaru finds a stray cat and decides to bring it home with him. Subaru names that cat Haru and the two begin their new life together. Living together brings Subaru all sorts of unexpected benefits as the cat not only helps provide inspiration for his novels, but also helps Subaru start to come out of his shell.

Major Similarities Between Barakamon and Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue (My Roommate is a Cat)!

1. Feel Good Comedy

Barakamon and Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue tell some very feel-good stories that will keep you smiling all the way through. Both anime also features some fantastic comedy that not only makes you laugh, but also contributes to the overall positive and feel good style of the anime.

2. The Story and Characters

The stories of the anime feature a guy who struggles socially and eventually learn to overcome their issues and improve their lives. From there they start to meet all sorts of new people that change their lives in one way or another. If you enjoyed the characters in Barakamon, you will absolutely love the characters in Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue

3. Naru and Haru

While there are plenty of similar characters between the two anime, Haru and Naru are incredibly similar. Haru is the Naru to Subaru's Handa. Subarau and Honda both find themselves struggling with certain aspects of their lives and it isn't until they meet Haru and Naru, that their lives start to change. Outside of their role in the story, both characters also provided plenty of cute moments and comedy to their anime.

Liked Barakamon? Watch Piano no Mori 2nd Season (Forest of Piano Season 2:)!

Piano no Mori follows the tale of two boys who have lived very different lives, but share a passion for the piano. Kai Ichinose lives in the red light district and is the son of a prostitute. Ever since he was young, Kai has snuck out into the forest in order to play a mysterious piano located there. Shuuhei Amamiya is the son of famous pianists and has been playing the piano since he was born. The world of piano brings the two boys together as they share their love for piano and strive to become better under the tutelage of Sosuke Ajino.

Major Similarities Between Barakamon and Piano no Mori 2nd Season (Forest of Piano Season 2:)

1. The Growth of the Characters

Kai and Shuuhei share many similarities with Handa. Shuuhei has a similar backstory to Handa and their pasts lead them to grow a similar passion and perfectionism to their arts. Kai goes through a similar growth to Handa, falling in love with the piano only to struggle when someone better show up in his life. Then we see as they grow throughout their journey as they improve their skills and fall in love with their art all over again.

2. Story Balance

Both Piano no Mori and Barakamon share a similar setup to their story balance. There is a great heartwarming story featuring the main characters finding their way in life. Intertwined into the story are plenty of comedy and dramatic moments throughout both series that are not only great at providing more emotional moments but also contributing to the overall story.

Final Thoughts

There are so many things that make Barakamon great that it is hard to find an anime to live up to it. Hopefully these two anime we looked at will provide you with the same amount of comedy, slice of life elements, and heartwarming moments that made you love Barakamon. Are you watching either of these anime? What did you think of them? Let us know in the comments.

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Author: Robby

I’m a lover of anime and manga and I spend most of my time working hard to accomplish my goals in life. Outside of anime and manga, I’m an avid Heroes of the Storm player and I love some good food.

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